|Plasmonic fluorescence enhancement of poly(3-hexylthiophene) for organic solar cell applications
||Solar cells are becoming an attractive alternative energy source considering the
need to lessen dependence on nonrenewable energy sources such as fossil fuels. Organic
photovoltaics (PVs) are inexpensive to produce, flexible, and eliminate many pot...
|Synthesis of Ag:SiO2:Ag Core:spacer:shell nanoparticles via the hydrogen reduction method and the characterization of their optical properties
||Plasmonic nanostructures are of considerable interest due to their unique
mechanism for light interaction and the considerable number of applications that result
from, or are enhanced by, these interactions. Extensive work has been reported on the
|Synthesis and characterization of silica/silver multilayer nanoparticles and their application in surface enhanced spectroscopy
||This research is focused on determining the most effective silver shell growth method formultilayered metallic nanoparticles, and determining the plausibility of using embedded[Ru(bpy)3]2+ as an internal standard for surface enhanced Raman spectrosco...
|SERS-active nylon fiber evidence swabs for forensic applications
||In the field of forensic science, discovered materials that could potentially be used as evidence are screened using presumptive and confirmatory tests before the samples are subjected to DNA analysis. Both of these tests have drawbacks associated wi...
|Optimization of sandwich-style SERS substrates for the detection of human skeletal tissue components
||Detection of DNA from various sources is an essential and delicate process that plays a keyrole in the analysis of biological evidence. As such, the extraction of DNA from bone is awidely studied area in forensic science. Unfortunately, there is no s...